July 17, 2019
We have plenty of restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains that are famous. If you haven’t eaten at any of these places, you should definitely head to them the next time you stay with us! Check out these 4 famous restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains:
The Pancake Pantry was built in 1960 and was Tennessee’s first pancake house. People from all over the world have been enjoying breakfast here for over 50 years. You can’t go wrong with the classic buttermilk pancakes served with butter and hot syrup. If you want something a little different, try the Caribbean or sweet potato pancakes. While the Pancake Pantry is famous for its pancakes, they also served eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, hash browns, and even waffles! Going past breakfast time? You can always try one of their burgers, soups, salads, or gourmet sandwiches. You can even plan a picnic and pick up the Box Lunch! Pancake Pantry is a must-eat restaurant in Gatlinburg!
After walking around downtown Gatlinburg for a few hours, you’ll probably be hungry for a snack. If you’re close to The Village Shops, you should go to The Donut Friar . This little shop in the middle of the European-esque shopping center is known for its pastries. You’ll find chocolate glazed, powdered cake, and Friar’s special donuts. You’ll even find eclairs, French crullers, and danishes. You can also grab a cup of coffee made any way you like it, from plain black to lattes. It’s the perfect snack while you’re in downtown Gatlinburg!
One of the most famous restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains is The Old Mill Restaurant . The story behind this place to eat is full of history; it was originally a grist mill where local farmers brought their corn and flour to be ground into flour. The grist mill is still used today to grind corn and wheat into flour that is used in The Old Mill Restaurant. You can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this famous restaurant. Find your favorite southern dishes, from biscuits and gravy for breakfast to chicken and dumplings for lunch or dinner. Take home one of the freshly made desserts or baked bread loaves. The shopping area The Old Mill Restaurant is located in has plenty of fun places to check out, from a pottery store to an old candy kitchen too.
In 1986, an old farmhouse owned by a family was turned into the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant . It is within the Apple Barn complex, which includes another restaurant, a general store, ice cream shop, and winery. People from all over the world come to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner and experience the apple cinnamon muffins, apple cider, apple julep, and all the other apple delights. The apple fritters are the most famous dish created by the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. You’ll enjoy spending a meal or two at this restaurant and walking around the complex for the rest of the day.
You’ll want to try all of these famous restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Check out our Freedom Fun Pass for even more information on attractions and restaurants around town.